Warner Bros. Acquires Rights for In the Heights Movie

Film & TV News   Warner Bros. Acquires Rights for In the Heights Movie
 
The deal follows a call from creators Quiara Alegría Hudes and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda for Weinstein Co. to release the rights.
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Robin De Jesus, Karen Olivo and Lin-Manuel Miranda in In the Heights Joan Marcus

The film rights for Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ In the Heights have landed at Warner Bros., Deadline reports. The $50 million deal follows a studio bidding war that unfolded after the two creators called for the faltering Weinstein Co. to release the rights in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Jon M. Chu (Warner Bros.’ Crazy Rich Asians) is attached to direct the screen adaptation of the musical, which played Broadway in 2008 and went on to win four Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score for Miranda (who also starred).

Read: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA AND QUIARA ALEGRÍA HUDES REGAIN IN THE HEIGHTS MOVIE RIGHTS

The rights reverted back to Miranda and Hudes earlier this year after Hudes publicly requested that Weinstein drop the rights as the sexual assault and harassment allegations against the producer surfaced and escalated.
No word yet on a production timeline.

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